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Goodbye to Cancer Pioneer Judah Folkman

Cancer researcher Judah Folkman has died, the New York Times reports. Known as the "father of the idea that tumors can be kept in check by choking off the supply of blood they need to grow," his work led to the development of several anti-angiogenic drugs, including Genentech’s Avastin. Dr. Joan Bushwell writes a nice biographical profile of Folkman here.

The Scan

Billions for Antivirals

The US is putting $3.2 billion toward a program to develop antivirals to treat COVID-19 in its early stages, the Wall Street Journal reports.

NFT of the Web

Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the World Wide Web, is auctioning its original source code as a non-fungible token, Reuters reports.

23andMe on the Nasdaq

23andMe's shares rose more than 20 percent following its merger with a special purpose acquisition company, as GenomeWeb has reported.

Science Papers Present GWAS of Brain Structure, System for Controlled Gene Transfer

In Science this week: genome-wide association study ties variants to white matter stricture in the brain, and more.